This large mosaic panel was made for the school foyer. It depicts the local environment with special emphasis on nature and wildlife
I worked with groups of years 2-6 children chosen for their artistic abilities. The children researched and made sketches of the area taking in local landmarks such as the Polish War Memorial & after discussing their ideas and what they wanted to include, I adapted their drawings accordingly to make a large scene or composition
The mosaic making was a very creative process allowing for children to get involved doing something which was appropriate to their talents and abilities using a large choice of mosaic materials.
"After much research I discovered Sue's web-site and was inspired by the quality of her work with Primary school children. The project in Downe Manor was a fantastic experience for pupils and adults alike. We all learned such a lot and what a fabulous outcome - the mosaics are now part of the school's heritage and the children will remember the research, designing and making of this masterpiece for the rest of their lives. Thank you Sue!"
Elizabeth McAllister, Headteacher Downe Manor Primary School